a baffling mail. indicates some confusion, starting from the axiomatic belief in 'aryan' and 'dravidian' and the 'aryan' invasion fairy-tale, and on top of it throwing in some tamil fundamentalist beliefs. well, if you start with an axiomatic belief in something, then of course you can 'prove' it but that would be considered a self-fulfilling, flawed proof.
i wonder if this is an example of the 'dravidian' state-of-the-art thinking these days.
if any of you understand what this person is saying better than i do, please respond to him/her. i must confess i don't understand.
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Date: Nov 5, 2005 2:58 AM
Subject: Indian Civilization
Sir, As an Indian , I most wholeheartedly agree with the constant drumbeat against our civilization by negative elements from outside and within India. But this is not the sole fault of Indian Marxists and others. India was founded by people who believed in socialism as portrayed by the Democrats of America and other such parties. Even today , Indians migrating to the USA tend to lean for the ideology of the Democrats who represent marxists, socialists and those of the liberal left who still want to distribute other people's hard earned wealth. However, in India's case you blamed the left and people of such beliefs for the disarray and distortion of India's history and rightly so. But there are a few outstanding things which trouble not only bona fide Indian historians but western ones as well. There are some revisionists who are now trying to stretch back the ancient history even further WITHOUT providing the necessary solid evidence that, that history existed. Here are a few of them: 1: Nowhere in the archaeological record, or writings of India are there evidence
that cremation was practiced for funeral purposes before 1500BC. 2: The Dalits of India have always been complaining that they were brutally
oppressed by the Aryan newcomers. While this is true there are no bona fide records to indicate their
suppression at the hands of the Aryans before 1500 BC
3: Also, if Aryans occupied India before 1500BC , are there any evidence to show that
the caste system existed before 1500BC?
4: Again, if Aryans occupied India before 1500 BC, why is there no record among the other
ancient people whose records are bereft of such accounts such as cremation, horse sacrifice,
horses, chariots and religious customs which were an important part of the life of the
5: Recent research by scholars of the Tamil language and literature are empty of Aryan loan words, no
record in their literature of Aryan customs, rites and other such things before 1500BC
7: The attempt by certain historians and writers of India , who I presume that in rewriting India's
history is doing something noble, which I applaud, is having the opposite effect. For, example
Mr. N. Rajaram's attempt to falsely insert the image of the horse in the Indus civilization,
only tarnishes India's reputation abroad in the eyes of Western scholars. Everyone
knows that the IVC did not possess, the horse, the chariot, the swastika or the horse nor
did they practice cremation. The archaeological record reveals that the IVC buried their
dead because their custom was from the south and probably among the first people to occupy India.
8: Although, one of India's most distinguished historian, Mr. Iyengar whose book" DRAVIDIAN INDIA "
emphatically states that cremation only came to India after 1500 BC , the revisionists still insist that
Aryans occupied India before that date and in doing so, making millions of Indians believe that the
Aryans were not the progenitors of Indian history.
9: Recent research has shown that although some scripts of the Indus has been found in the surrounding
civilizations, but curiously enough no languages of those countries has been found among the Indus
10:Certain segments of the population, especially the educated vast majority of Indians apparently
the white nomadic Aryans, who play such an important part of Indian history.
11:Do you Mr.Srinivasan and others really do believe that an ancient, supposed to be barbaric and
crude characters as the Aryans is capable of building such magnificent cities as the IVC? If
you do , then you will have to produce evidence of such earlier cities from the supposed time
the Aryans occupied India and that is from before 1500 BC.
12: Finally, I would invite any viewer and writer of your website to reply to me, even Mr. N Rajaram!
Thanks for reading my boring beliefs.